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VU, Foundation Year, International Foundation Year


Study mode Start date Duration Fee international Fee study period Year of study
Full-time Sep semesters: 3 €17400 Whole course 2019 - 2020

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a top 150 world-ranked university, currently at 136th in the Times Higher Education World University rankings 2014/15.

Raise your English language skills to the required level and gain essential academic skills, while you settle into the Dutch education system and European culture. Choose between Holland ISC’s International Foundation Year programmes in Business and Management or Science and Engineering, each preparing you thoroughly for the first year of an undergraduate degree at VU University Amsterdam.

Students who successfully complete the International Foundation Year can progress to the following degrees:

Business and Management route (taught in Amsterdam):

  • BSc Business Analytics 
  • BSc International Business Administration

Science and Engineering route (taught in Amsterdam):

  • BSc Computer Science

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The university is located on a compact urban campus in the southern Buitenveldert neighbourhood of Amsterdam and adjacent to the modern Zuidas business distric, the most dynamic and fastest growing business districts in the Netherlands.